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1066: HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING. Edward the Confessor was king of England from 1042 to 1066. Edward the Confessor as shown in the Bayeaux.

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1 1066: HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

2 Edward the Confessor was king of England from 1042 to Edward the Confessor as shown in the Bayeaux Tapestry Who was Edward the confessor

3 Edgar the Atheling – He believed he should be king because he was the son of king Edmund who was Edward he confessors brother. When the Viking king Canute invaded Britain, Edward the Atheling was sent to Hungary. He returned hoping to be king. Harold Godwinesson – Harold was Edgar the confessors brother in law. So he believed he should take the throne, but he actually had no blood relation to him. Tostig – Tostig was Harold Godwinessons brother. He was jealous of Harolds more favoured position and wanted the throne himself. Harald Hadrada – He was the king of Norway. A direct descendent of King Cnut, he believed the Vikings should retake the throne, as Edward had no direct heir. William – William was the duke of French Normandy. William believed Edward had promised him the throne. WELCOME TO WHO WANTS TO BE A KING……

4 William Duke of Normandy became king. He had to participate in the battle of Hastings between him and Tostig. Tostig had joined forces with Harold Godwinesson. Who became the king in 1066

5 BATTLEOFHASTINGSBATTLEOFSTAMFORDBRIDGE The Battle of Hastings 14 October 1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge, 25 September 1066 Famous battles in 1066

6 1066 was an important year because it was called the year of three kings. There was the death of Alfred the great and the ruling of king Cnut. Then after his death William duke of Normandy took the throne Important or Not?? IMPORTANT 1066 WAS…

7 a. Place where Normans landed on the English coast: Pevensey. b. A group of advisors to the king – They chose Harold Godwineson. c. An omen of bad things to come, seen in the night sky just after Harold was crowned Halleys comet. d. The half brother of William who had a historical embroidery made: Odo e.The archbishop who crowned Harold Godwineson: Stigand f.Battle between Harold and Harald: The Battle of Hastings. g. The sister to Harold and wife to William:Edith h. Actual place of the final battle between Harold and William: Hastings. i. Cathedral built by Edward:St. Peters Cathedral. Fill in the gap

8 Long Boats: Same style as the Vikings In each of the boats there are two people standing. At the mast there is a Lantern Boy blowing a horn Shields for protection. Animals Bayeux Tapestry - Scene 19


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